Check out this short success story featured on the Habitat for Humanity webpage:
“Anisa Mohamed lives in Bisidimo town in eastern Ethiopia. As symptoms of leprosy appeared on her skin, Anisa left her family in fear of discrimination from the community. She used to live in an old shack with her three children. The chika (mud) wall was cracked and the roof was poorly covered with grass. The family was exposed to rain and wind. There was no separate kitchen and Anisa used to cook in the same shack with the risk of fire catching to the walls covered with grass. As the floor was full of dust, their health was compromised. “My fear was that the house might collapse while we were asleep,’’ Anisa said. Anisa is among families for whom vulnerable housing project is carried by Habitat Ethiopia. Her new house was completed in the first phase of the project. ‘’My children and I feel as we start in new world, start new life and my fear is gone,’’ Anisa said. Now they have two large clean rooms, kitchen and a toilet.”
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